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Little Rascal Sulphur Buckwheat

Eriogonum allenii 'Little Rascal'
SKU: HC017765
per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
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Huge, flat-topped flower clusters create a dome of bright yellow color over the large attractive gray-green leaves of 'Little Rascal' Buckwheat (Eriogonum allenii). Blooming throughout the summer and into fall, it is highly attractive to butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds. This low-care buckwheat is more moisture tolerant than most and can be grown across much of the US when planted in full sun and well drained soils.
key features
Botanical Name
Eriogonum allenii 'Little Rascal'
Growing Zones
Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Birds, Long Bloom Time, Winter Interest, Evergreen
Soil Moisture
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
16" tall
Bloom Time
mid summer to early fall


(16" tall x 16" wide)'Little Rascal' Buckwheat (Eriogonum allenii) is a stunning addition to the xeric landscape with its dome of bright yellow flower clusters that cover the compact growing plant throughout the summer months. Flowers age to a bronze-orange color. Eriogonum allenii is a rare native species from the mountain of Virginia and West Virginia, also known as Shale Barrens Buckwheat; the breeders from Jelitto Seed in Germany have created a superb cultivar. It can be grown across most of the US because it is more moisture tolerant than western species. Suitable for dry slopes, shallow soils, rock gardens, xeriscape, roof gardens, dry flower beds, and large containers. Recommended companion plants include Bouteloua 'Blonde Ambition' (Blue Grama Grass), Asclepias tuberosa (Orange Butterfly Weed) and Amorpha canescens (Leadplant).
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